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+ - Amazon forbids crossing state lines with rented textbooks.->

Submitted by Galaga88
Galaga88 writes: In what is probably another attempt to evade charging sales tax, Amazon's terms of use through Warehouse Deals forbids crossing state lines with certain rented textbooks. The penalty for doing so? Retroactive forced purchase of the book. At least it's yours to keep afterwards.
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Patents

+ - Apple applies for patent on shoe DRM

Submitted by Galaga88
Galaga88 writes: Apple has applied for a patent on using RFID tags to control the usage of their Nike + iPod sensors. Apparently they want to stop people who were ripping the sensors out and putting them in their own shoes. If nothing else, this gives us a chance to see somebody use the term "authorized garment" in legal documents with all seriousness.
Portables

+ - OLPC PCs used for (surprise!) porn browsing->

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Galaga88 writes: "In thoroughly unsurprising proof that the third world people really aren't all that different from first world (or second world) people, the children on the receiving end of the One Laptop Per Child project have been using their PCs to surf the internet for porn. An OLPC rep is reported to have said that they'll be putting filters on future OLPC systems, which will certainly give the third world pupils the initiative to develop their hacking skills even faster than before."
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